Registration Process

Thank you for your interest in one of the Gonzaga University Pre-Orientation Programs. Registration for the optional, fee-based programs is a two step process.

1.Students will fill out a General registration form below to indicate interest and rank which Pre-Orientation programs want to attend.

2.Students will receive an email from the program confirming the students into the program and be sent a link for CASHNet to provide payment.

NOTE:
  • Students selected based on registration time
  • If first preference is not available, then the student will be contacted by the next available program.
  • Students may only register for one program.

Please contact firstyearexperience@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-4346, if you have any questions.

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Program Information

BRIDGE
BRIDGE is a Social Justice and Leadership Institute designed for students who identify as first generation, low income, people of color, LGBTQ+, and/or undocumented. In support of Gonzaga's Jesuit mission, BRIDGE focuses on identity development, community building, cultural fluency, resilience theory, and the social change model of leadership. All participants are assigned two peer mentors who continue to support them throughout their first year in college. BRIDGE is the start of a robust network of support and was named Outstanding New Program in 2019 by the NASPA Latinx Knowledge Community.

Gonzaga Out of Bounds (GOOB) - Backpacking - Waitlist Only
Experience a four-day three-night backpacking trip through one of three locations in the beautiful northwest. These trips will involved smaller groups (generally 9 participants) and will spend a fourth night camping with the larger Montana GOOB group. This program is new this year and is still in development. Stay tuned for details.
Gonzaga Out of Bounds (GOOB) - Montana - Waitlist Only
Experience a day of rafting, a day of hiking, and a day of biking in Western Montana.

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RISE - Waitlist Only
RISE (Rooted In Solidarity & Engagement) is a five-day service immersion program in and around Spokane. You will serve at local non-profit organizations, reflect on your experiences, learn about social justice, and connect with other incoming students and student leaders. Challenge yourself to think in new ways in a setting that is supportive, inspirational, and fun.

Embark
Embark is a four day spiritual retreat program based at the historic Bozarth Mansion that gives time for incoming first-year students to get to know each other and the Office of Mission and Ministry in a Jesuit, Catholic, Christian setting. Embark allows first-year students to begin their time at Gonzaga in prayer, community, and authenticity while exploring the Ignatian spiritual tradition that informs and animates every aspect of our university. It orients first-year students to this tradition in hopes they will in turn become Ignatian leaders in their communities, classrooms, and beyond.

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How did you hear about Pre-Orientation Programs

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Fee waivers, based on financial need, are available for students on a first-come, first served basis. Would you like to be contacted regarding a fee waiver?